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Critical Race and Ethnic Studies: Assistant or Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies (Initi[...]

Company: University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: January 16, 2023

Job Description:

The Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Department () at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies. We seek a scholar whose work is grounded in Indigenous epistemologies and worldviews and engages anti/decolonial and Indigenous studies methods, theories, and pedagogical approaches. Training in Indigenous Studies at the bachelor's, master's, and/or doctoral levels is welcome. Ideal candidates will have experience in and commitment to working collaboratively with Indigenous communities.
We are open to community-driven, collaborative, place-based work with Indigenous peoples, whether in North America, the Americas, borderlands, the Pacific, or elsewhere around the globe, and we welcome a focus on California Indian perspectives. Potential areas in which this scholar could work, among many other areas of focus and expertise, are global Indigeneity; sovereignty struggles; climate justice; settler colonialism; anticolonial movement building; tribal law and CRT; displacement, diaspora, and migration; gender and sexuality; public health; art and visual culture; prisons and policing; native epistemologies and pedagogies; creative/critical approaches to Indigenous studies; and comparative approaches to Indigenous studies. The area of research specialization is ultimately open.
This position carries a five-course equivalency workload, which typically translates to teaching four courses scheduled over three quarters and entails carrying other academic and service responsibilities to the department, division, and campus. Candidates should be prepared to teach regularly in both large lecture and advanced seminar course formats in the CRES core curriculum.
Beyond teaching responsibilities, this position requires a demonstrated commitment or clearly stated interest in programmatic and curricular development, in the service of strengthening and collaboratively building Indigenous studies at UC Santa Cruz. For this reason, we seek a scholar who is willing and has ideas about how both to collaborate with other programs, departments, and initiatives, including the American Indian Resource Center and the Indigenous Faculty Network on campus, and to deepen and expand CRES's commitment to community engagement.
UC Santa Cruz values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring faculty who will work to advance these values. UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) with a high proportion of first-generation students. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing historically oppressed groups in higher education (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background) and who can clearly articulate participation in equity and diversity advancement efforts with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, and service towards building an equitable and scholarly environment. Activities promoting equity and inclusion at UC Santa Cruz will be recognized as important university service during the faculty promotion process. More information can be found:
The chosen candidate will be expected to sign a statement representing that they are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or disciplinary proceeding at their current academic institution or place of employment, nor have they in the past ten years been formally disciplined at any academic institution/place of employment. In the event the candidate cannot make this representation, they will be expected to disclose in writing to the hiring Dean the circumstances surrounding any formal discipline that they have received, as well as any current or ongoing investigation or disciplinary process of which they are the subject. (Note that discipline includes a negotiated settlement agreement to resolve a matter related to substantiated misconduct.)

Keywords: University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), Santa Cruz , Critical Race and Ethnic Studies: Assistant or Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies (Initi[...], Education / Teaching , Santa Cruz, California

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